I finally decided that I want a Tommygun. My problem is actually finding one on the shelf here in Massachusetts. I checked the AO website and got a list of authorized dealers, but none of them actually keep any in stock. I'd like to see for myself the difference between the standard 1927A1, and the A5 Lightweight model before I decide which one to buy. Today I stopped in at a gun shop in Shrewsbury Mass., just to look around. I asked the clerk about getting a Tommygun and he said "why do you want one of those, they weigh a ton?". I said I knew they were heavy, that's why I wanted to check out a few of their variations. I asked him why he didn't have one in stock and he replied "nobody buys those, if I had one it would sit on the shelf for years". I then said "if you don't have one for people to see and examine, how would you ever sell one?" I then went on to say that in a shop with over 300 long guns in the rack, why isn't it reasonable to keep just one Tommygun in stock. he then went back to the weight thing and said "They're just too heavy, nobody want's them". I then pointed out that he had no less than six S&W 500's in the case, all of which cost as much or more than a Tommygun. Talk about heavy!, why would anyone want one of those? Anyway, I left the store empty handed. It's sort of like the chicken and the egg thing, how do you expect to sell something if you don't have one to sell? BTW, this conversation took place in a gun shop that was literally less than TEN MILES from the KAHR ARMS FACTORY in Worcester Mass., where the Tommyguns are currently manufactured. And no, they don't have a factory outlet store, I already checked.